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GLAA makes modern slavery and human trafficking arrest in Birmingham

Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have arrested a 39-year-old Romanian man on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

GLAA investigators were supported by West Midlands Police in making the arrest at an address in the Handsworth area of Birmingham on the morning of Thursday 14th March.

The operation was organised after the GLAA received allegations of exploitation in the food processing sector.

GLAA senior investigating officer, Andy Davies, said, “Modern slavery is hidden in every community and our work is crucial in disrupting people who believe that they can get away with exploiting people for their labour.”

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